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Parenting Little Heathens

Atheists don't have a lot of parenting resources that speak directly to them. Come chat about all things parenting here.

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Discussion Forum

Omega-3 nutrition tied to social/emotional improvements

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 15. 0 Replies

Extra Omega-3s for young children significantly reduced depression and antisocial behavior, and even criminal behavior years later. I'd read a British study in which Omega-3 supplements improved the…Continue

Tags: child depression, child aggression, Omega-3 fatty acid

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17. 0 Replies

(OK, for not-so-little heathens...) Funny and horrifying -- Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, live-tweeted sitting in on her son's abstinence-based "sex education" class,…Continue

Tags: sex ed, abstinence-only, abstinence-based, awesome parents, sex education

Breastfed babies have less colic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 6. 0 Replies

Babies who were only breastfed had a smoother transition to solid food, in this study.Another breastfeeding…Continue

Tags: colic, breastfeeding

Helping kids handle the transition out of religion

Started by Amy. Last reply by John Hayes Dec 22, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi, I'm new to atheism, and I tried coming out slowly to my 6 year old son, but after his school christmas program, things sort of sped up on the car ride home. He really freaked out when I told him…Continue

Omega 3s during pregnancy diets determine that child's math scores

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11, 2014. 0 Replies

The current US diet, high in corn and soybean products, harms the brain of your developing fetus. Pregnant women need lots of omega 3's and a lot less omega 6's. Nearly half of the difference in…Continue

Children in megacities get brain damage

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Air pollution harmful to young brains, study findsAir pollution in large cities damages children's…Continue

Tags: brain damage, air pollution

Protecting oxygen-deprived newborns

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Cooling protects oxygen-deprived infantsWe always fear our newborn being temporarily deprived…Continue

Tags: birth complications

Breastfeeding moms need 5,000 - 6,000 IU of D per day

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 21, 2014. 0 Replies

Vitamin D and the nursing motherHuman milk, in most nursing mothers, contains very little vitamin D. Infant…Continue

Tags: vitamin D deficiency in babies

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Comment by Steph S. on December 10, 2011 at 12:20am
Great FeloniousD! Thanks for sharing.
Comment by FeloniousD on December 10, 2011 at 12:12am
"Daaaaddyyyyy," my four and a half year old son yelled from his bedroom. I get out of bed to go check on him. It is 9:45 and he has been in bed for 30 minutes.
"You wanna know something terreeble? "
"What is it buddy?"
"Will I die?"
I lay down next to Jake and put my arm around him, "Probably."
"But I don't want to."
"I don't want you to either."
"But I don't want to."
"I love you so much and I'm so happy to be with you"
"You were supposed to open my door when you go to sleep."
"Okay, I'll open it now. Are you ok?"
"Yeah."
"Good night buddy, I love you."
"Good Night."
Comment by Dawn K on November 27, 2011 at 9:08pm

Congratulations!

Comment by Steph S. on November 27, 2011 at 7:58pm
Congrats Aaron! Good news!
Comment by Annie Thomas on November 27, 2011 at 7:35pm

Congratulations Aaron!  I love babies of all kinds, but extra glad to think of another heathen in the world. ;-)

Comment by Annie Thomas on October 28, 2011 at 5:57pm
Agreed.  And then when you mention the "under God" only being added in the 5os, they feign shock at how mean atheists are... always picking on the poor, helpless Christians.  My daughter noted that the video seemed rather impartial, which will be enough to get it banned by many religious households.
Comment by Annie Thomas on October 28, 2011 at 3:32pm
Aaron R.- Thanks for sharing the video.  I just watched it with my 12 year old and we both enjoyed it.  I never understand the "majority rules" argument Christians usually throw out there when questioned about having things like prayers or 10 commandments in public schools.
Comment by Dori Mooney on October 17, 2011 at 5:56pm
Howdy everyone.  While I don't yet have little heathens of my own, my boyfriend and I are very interested in what it takes to raise little freethinkers.  I'm already enjoying the discussions posted on here.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 2, 2011 at 8:51am
Bibledotcom.xxx, sounds about right.. anyhow, on to more brain stimulating subjects. check this out
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Meliss
if your kid(s) can understand professor talk, it's well worth the hour.
payce
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 30, 2011 at 6:41am
On the other hand, most folks don't get past the begets anyway.
 

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